Love the idea of the "3 minute vacation." The [Alvin Ailey] dancers were so different from the cultures in which I live and work, it was a real break. My "time-out" when I am volunteering in Ecuador (at the moment I'm in the UK) is to watch the hummingbirds, which never fail to make me smile. If you think others might enjoy them, I'd like to suggest my hummingbird photos as a "3- minute vacation."
Sarah Clifford, volunteer for CRACYP (which stands for Rural Reforestation and Progress Network Corporation, in Spanish)